BNSF designates 4 sites on site list prepared for industrial development

Four new sites have been added to the BNSF list of industrial sites that can be rapidly prepared and developed for new facilities.

The sites that have received BNSF’s Certified Sites designation have easy access to its network. To make the list, sites must undergo a thorough analysis that includes an assessment of environmental and geotechnical standards, available utilities, site availability, and existing and planned infrastructure, BNSF (NYSE:BRK.B) said.

The four locations are:

  • Dodge City Business Park in Dodge City, Kansas: Located off the BNSF grid and along US Highways 56 and 109, the site designated for light industrial use covers 244 acres and is the third BNSF certified site in the state.
  • Reimann Industrial Center in Pasco, Washington: The 140-acre site is owned by the Port of Pasco, which has its own rail siding and runs adjacent to the BNSF network, west of State Highway 395 and 6 miles from the three-city airport. The Port of Pasco is an inland port northwest of Walla Walla.
  • Seward/Lincoln Regional Rail Campus in Seward, Nebraska: With direct access to Interstate 80 and direct access to the BNSF network, the site 25 miles from Lincoln has 194 acres and is the first BNSF certified site in the state.
  • Upton Fulfillment Center in Upton, Wyoming: The site, which sits on 295 acres and is zoned for heavy industrial use, borders BNSF to the east and is operated by Tiger Transfer, a BNSF Premier Transloader.

“BNSF’s site certification program creates tremendous value for clients seeking a rail-connected industrial site by accelerating the process required for economic growth and development,” said Chris Danos, BNSF’s associate vice president of economic development, in a press release from Monday. “A customer building a new rail-bound facility at one of these locations is expected to save six to nine months of valuable construction time with this bucket-ready program.”

BNSF has 33 certified locations in the Midwest and Western United States

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